Francois "Franaconda" Groenewald
- Submission : 10 Wins - 1 Losses
- TKO/KO : 1 Wins - 2 Losses
- Decision : 0 Wins - 4 Losses
- Age : 32
- Height : 1.76m
- Reach : 180 cm
- BG Discipline : BJJ
High level submission specialist
Strong in later rounds
- From : South Africa
- Fighting out of : Sunnydale, Cape Town
- Gym : Straight Blast Gym Cape Town (SBG)
- Trainer : Steve Bazzea
- Submission : 50%
- Takedowns : 30%
- Striking : 20%
Philippe RouchEFC 59LossR3 Submission (Triangle Choke)–
Baldwin MdlaloseEFC 55WinR1 Submission (Guillotine Choke)–
Boney BukakaEFC 48WinR1 Submission(Armbar)–
Martin de BeerEFC 45WinR1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Craig NinowEFC 38LossR3 Decision (Split)–
Nkazimulo ZuluEFC 36LossR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Demarte PenaEFC 34R4 TKO (Punches)–
Leo GlossEFC 29WinR1 TKO (Punches)–
Pierre BothaEFC 27WinR1 Submission (Triangle Choke)–
Donnovan WilkenEFC 26WinR1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Craig NinowEFC 23WinR3 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Gareth BuirskiEFC 21LossR1 KO (Punches)–
Koba IakobidzeEFC 17WinR1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)–
Jean-luc KazadiEFC 16WinR2 Submission (Triangle Choke)–
Dino BertolisEFC 12LossR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Abdul HassanEFC 10LossR3 Decision (Unanimous)–
Wesley Hawkey–WinR1 Submission (Armbar)–
Kurt Matthews–WinR1 Submission (Triangle Choke)–
When & why did you start martial arts training?
I started in in 2009 for self defence. I made the switch to MMA to promote my new gym.
What ranks & titles have you held?
2X BJJ SA Champ (FILA & SASCA)
How did you get your fight name?
My manager gave it to me after saying it feels like an anaconda is choking him.
I love my triangle choke. It is a great way to finish any sized opponent.
What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?
I love any outdoor sport and do stunt work.
What does it mean to you to fight in EFC?
It is the best possible way showcase my skills. EFC is a very professional organization and it has been a pleasure fighting for them for more than 5 years.
- Pro Since 2011
- Practices Ballet as part of his strength training
- BJJ Blackbelt